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Welcome to AYSO Region 54

How to become a coach

If you are interested in becoming a coach, simply contact a division director and let them know that you are interested in becoming a coach. You can find out who is your division director by going to the "Contact Us!" page. There you will find a list of divisions with the name of the director.

Certification Classes

Volunteers like yourself are crucial for region and player success! We are always delighted to have volunteer coaches, and ensuring their success in our region!

Our goal is to develop an outstanding group of coaches for all of our players. Any coaches or prospective coaches in the lower divisions (U6-U12) will have the opportunity to get their beginner's coaching certificates at our training sessions directed by regional coach instructors.

AYSO is a child first and child-focused organization. Ensuring every players safety, skill development and overall enjoyment is the first priority for AYSO coaches. Developing each players skills and knowledge of the game to the best of their abilities with positively is important for future individual and team success. Our training classes teach coaches the best way to develop these skills at any age division.


Whether you are a first-time coach trying to learning the best coaching techniques for your team, or a veteran coach looking to spice up your practices with different and challenging drills, there are numerous resources available for you to reach your goals and ensure success:

George Kuntz, AYSO’s National Player Development Technical Advisor, shares his eight keys to a successful practice. 
P for Have a Plan - Have a topic prepared for every practice 
R for Repetition - Use similar exercises throughout the year that will allow kids to see their improvement 
for Action – Activities should be dynamic and lively and versus static; inclusive instead of exclusive 
C for Communication - Make sure the exercise and the rules are clearly communicated to your players 
T for Timing – Know when to teach a topic and choose the best moment to make corrections during practice
I for Improvisation – Utilize and encourage creativity. Be flexible throughout practice and be open to making any new changes, if necessary 
C for Concentration - Focus on technical or tactical issues with a clear constructive message 
E for Execution – Expect that the players can execute at a higher level and they will

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Region 54

P.O. Box 4509 
Cerritos, California 90703

Email Us: [email protected]
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